How can I start a waste management service?
I want to open up a waste management service in a town of a third world country. How should I go about doing this? Who would I need to contact (I.e. the government)? and about how long should it take?
Question answered by Homer
Pardon me for being cynical, but what you're wanting to do may be difficult. However, I do wish you all the best.
What kind of waste management are you thinking of? Trash service, or industrial-toxic waste management? I think many third world countries - developing nations (or whatever the current term of art is) have more problems to solve than worring about environmental/waste issues. Therefore, they may ignore trying to solve waste issues, in favor of what they perceive as higher priority activities, until they are forced to face it head on.
You may be in an area that is a bit more concerned with sustainable environments and that will help you succeed.
Your first source of info should be the country where you're setting up shop.
If you don't get much help from them, your next best bet may be with the united nations environmental programme - they may offer sound advice, and maybe even some seed money. Or, try enviros groups - sierra club, greenpeace, etc.
What are the spatial dimensions of Waste management?
Where is Waste management and why is it there? In Australia and globally?
The Girl with the Red Bow
Question answered by Charles K
Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal, and monitoring of waste materials. The term usually relates to materials produced by human activity, and is generally undertaken to reduce their effect on health, the environment or aesthetics. Waste management is also carried out to recover resources from it. Waste management can involve solid, liquid, gaseous or radioactive substances, with different methods and fields of expertise for each.
Waste management practices differ for developed and developing nations, for urban and rural areas, and for residential and industrial producers. Management for non-hazardous waste residential and institutional waste in metropolitan areas is usually the responsibility of local government authorities, while management for non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste is usually the responsibility of the generator.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_management
Waste Management is a leading provider of comprehensive trash and waste removal, recycling, and environmentally safe waste management.Environmental solutions. We partner with our customers and communities to manage and reduce waste from collection to disposal while recovering valuable resources and creating clean, renewable energy. Our 45,000 employees are committed to Environmental Performance — our mission to maximize resource value, while minimizing environmental impact so that both our economy and our environment can thrive. Serving over 20 million residential, industrial, municipal and commercial customers, Waste Management posted $11.79 billion of revenues in 2009.
Drawing on our resources and experience, we actively pursue projects and initiatives that benefit the waste industry, the communities we serve and the environment.
Waste Management uses waste to create enough energy to power more than 1 million homes every year. By 2020, we expect to double that output, creating enough energy to power more than 2 million homes.
As North America’s largest recycler, Waste Management managed more than 7 million tons of recyclable commodities in 2009. By the year 2020, we expect to increase the amount of material we manage to more than 20 million tons per year.
By the end of 2009, Waste Management had 119 landfill-gas-to-energy projects producing 540 megawatts of power, the equivalent of powering approximately 400,000 homes.
At the end of 2009, we had more than 800 natural gas-powered trucks in our fleet, with plans to add 200 more in 2010. During the year, we also used technology to reduce the fuel burn of every truck in our fleet. When fully implemented, this is expected to save 9 million gallons of fuel per year.
Our wholly owned subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies owns or operates 16 waste-to-energy plants and five independent power production facilities in the U.S. that generate enough energy to power more than 900,000 homes.
Through a joint venture with the Linde Group, we have built a plant that converts landfill gas into liquefied natural gas for use as fuel in our trucks. The facility is currently producing 13,000 gallons per day.
At the end of 2009, we had a total of 73 WHC-certified sites. We also set a goal to have 25,000 acres dedicated solely to nature preservation by 2020, and we have nearly reached that goal: at year-end, we had 24,000 protected acres.
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Veolia is an established industry leader in the provision of holistic waste management solutions for the Commercial Sector. Veolia’s approach to commercial waste management in Australia is critical as we take the time to assess individual client needs, helping to provide the most suitable and efficient solution for the collection, removal and processing or recycling of all waste streams.
About Veolia Environmental Services
Veolia Environmental Services, formerly known as Collex, has been implementing innovative, effective and sustainable waste solutions for nearly 40 years within Australia. Across Australia, Veolia has become the industry leaders in all facets of resource recovery and waste management, as well as Industrial services such as Industrial Cleaning and Facilities Management.http://www.veoliaes.com.au/about-us
What health and dental insurance companies does Waste Management use?
Just got hired on as a residential driver with Waste Management and start soon. What I need to know is: what insurance companies does Waste Management use for their health and dental plans? Are they very good plans, or not? I haven't gotten a straight answer anywhere else on the net, so this seems to be a forum of knowledgable individuals.
Question answered by Woof
It undoubtedly varies by state. Waste Management operates nationally. If you're going to be a union driver, those benefits may be provided through the union rather than directly by the company.
How did waste management/treatment people and racketeers in NYC make money with garbage?
I was watching a documentary series on satellite TV called Trashopolis, and I was watching the NY episode. I didn't see the whole series, but I wanted to know how did waste management/treatment people and racketeers in NYC make money with garbage? They turned the trash into something but I don't know what - they mentioned that in the series but I missed that. I would like some help with this - please help. Thank you.
Question answered by SCORPIO
Two ways. First, they monopolized the trash pick-up business- if you weren't mob
connected and tried to go into business for yourself, you were threatened/ and/or
hurt by the mob-including murder. The mob then was able to charge whatever
they wanted to pick up your garbage.
Second. they owned recycling plants for cardboard trash which they sold to legitimate
recycling plants. They also controlled the cart-men's union, so if you wanted a job
or to do business in the waste-management industry, you had to go through them.
They had it tied up coming and going.
Is there a strong demand for the waste management job field in Ontario, Canada?
I was wondering if there is a strong waste management field in Toronto to study for? Would there be a wide range of jobs or would it be limited? I don't want to get into a field where there is no demand and a little chance of getting a job.
I know your supposed to do what you want to and love to do, however getting a job is very important to me and that's why I was wondering if it would be worth it to enter this field.
Question answered by RoaringMice
I don't know the demand for waste management, but on a related topic, there is strong demand in sewage treatment. They say that students don't want to go into this field, because of obvious reasons, so there's a lack of qualified workers. Might be something to think about.
How much does California spend on waste management annually?
Just as the question says, I was wondering how much California spends on waste management annually. I'm looking for a money figure, and I haven't been able to find it yet. If you could answer with the source you got it from too that would be preferred
Question answered by Homer
I think the question may be too broad. If that is what you were asked to find out, you'll need to think about what activities make up "waste management," and put $ figures on each of those discrete activities and them sum them up.
You also need to define for yourself the term "waste management." Will you take a narrow view or a broad view of the term's definition? Do you mean just the activity of disposal of wastes, or do you want to be expansive and include California's entire waste management program - by that I mean the $ spent by the state's office responsible for implementing the waste management regulations?
Also, do you want to just include what the "State" spends, or what each and every municipality within the state spends in addition to actual State expenditures?
I hope you see what I'm driving at.
When you write up your answer, I'd suggest you caveat the response in terms of your assumptions and definitions of terminology, and then proceed with your analysis and results predicated by those underlying assumptions. That way, you can build a defensible position on your answer.
What is meant by solid waste management?
I need to survey this topic and prepare a report on it. I need some basic information regarding the solid waste management.
Question answered by Padma Dhar N
Solid waste management is a wing of
1)Public Health Engineering Department relating to swage treatment Plant
2) Petroleum Refinery
etc. for utilisation of the waste products for our need
What do waste management employees get paid?
I applied for a job at Waste Management in Saginaw Michigan and will be riding in the truck (not driving) if I can get the job. I hear that they pay well and I have not had an official interview yet but I was just wondering what I could expect for an hourly wage. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Well thanks for the enlightenment. I am already expecting hourly pay. I was wondering what they got paid per hour.
Question answered by gosain
Most likely you will get hourly payment.
How long typically is a waste management facility's compost cycle?
For example, how long does Waste Management compost waste before it is bagged and sold?
Question answered by Deer Hunter
It depends on the size, so I cannot give you a definitive answer. But I would say average is 4 months.
I am doing a project on new types of waste management for food and restaurants, 10 points for best?
I am doing a paper, and powerpoint presentation on new types of waste management for food, and restaurants. Does anyone know anything about this? I am looking for information on newer types of management, and maybe some more unusual, or experimental types of management. The presentation is for an environmental sustainability class I am taking, so the types of management would need to be "green" If anyone has any ideas that would be great.
Question answered by vicinic
sell waste food to pig farms. sell waste grease and oil to biodiesel plants. Use all washable items, not disposable. Use tap water and only recyclable beverage systems, kegs of soft drinks, beer and wine.
Serve right size portions and only refill when asked.
Use high efficiency water heaters and zero flush urinals. Point of use hotwater in hand wash stations.